New candidate JEP: 381: Remove the Solaris and SPARC Ports

Peter Tribble peter.tribble at
Tue Apr 7 08:45:48 UTC 2020

On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 11:23 PM <mark.reinhold at> wrote:


I have no role in the OpenJDK community, so cannot formally offer feedback.

However, a comment: Under 'Risks and assumptions', it says
"Removing support for Solaris or SPARC could affect other ports in the
very unlikely case that they rely on Solaris or SPARC source code."

It's not actually that unlikely - an illumos port is absolutely certain to
rely on
the existing Solaris code. (We would use essentially all the code, the port
is largely a toolchain swap.)


-Peter Tribble -

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